It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to get married than under the shade of a redwood forest, so when Zhu and Will contacted us to film their wedding deep in the woods near the Santa Cruz coast, we were all game.
These nature lovers tied the knot off a secluded dirt road leading to Davenport’s Laughing Canyon event venue. Accents of orange roses popped against lush greenery in every direction (shout out to coordinator Kristine Tsai), and long wooden picnic tables crafted by the venue owner were the perfect rustic touch.
The day kicked off with Chinese customs including hilarious gate-crashing games and a sweet tea service, while the ceremony featured thoughtful new traditions like a tree-planting ritual and a box filled with whiskey. #BestIdeaEver
It was a one-of-a-kind day brimming with love and laughter, and we had so much fun capturing it. Congrats to Zhu and Will! 🎉
Coordinator: Kristine Tsai
Venue & cakes: Laughing Canyon
Caterer: Five Star Catering
Rentals: Alexis Rentals
Accommodations: Hotel Paradox
Photographer: Bethany Carlson
DJ, photo booth & lawn games: Sound in Motion
Harpist: Pamela Scholz
Violinist: Brian Murdock
Hair & makeup: Aimee Hoppins